Half of the world is in lockdown due to the COVID-19 outbreak. And some of these people are women, some mothers, single women living by themselves, wives and caregivers of all kinds.
These women wear so many hats. They take on so many roles. They go from loving, cheerleading for and supporting their partners, to putting band-aids on and nursing the child who thought climbing a hot stove was a good idea, to remembering every family members to-do list and seeing to it that all boxes are ticked, to chairing big corporate meetings, laundry, the dishes, cleaning, cooking, women do it all.
This is the perfect time to put yourself first and make yourself happy. If you do not know where to start, we’ve got you covered.
Hello self-care queen!
- Read a book
It is time to get those positive energy levels up!
Here is a list of books worth checking out:
Becoming by Michelle Obama
In this just-released autobiography, the former first lady walks readers through the challenges and triumphs in her life that have shaped her into the fearless female leader she is today. Is there anything Michelle Obama can't do? ~ Woman’s Day
In the Company of Women: Inspiration and Advice from over 100 Makers, Artists, and Entrepreneurs by Grace Bonney
This book focuses on embracing the female entrepreneurial experience by showcasing over 100 experiences from women in different careers throughout the world. By embracing a variety of professions, from tattoo artists to architects, the reader gets a first-hand account of what the working world is like for women of all ages, races, and backgrounds. ~ Woman’s Day
You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life
A self-help book that acts as a "how to" guide to owning your life and being the best, you can be. World-traveling success coach Jen Sincero serves up hilarious stories, great advice, and personal exercises everyone can do to create a life you love. ~Woman’s Day
- Start a skincare routine.
It has been a long year. Wait, it is only April. Ok; this year has been very stressful. But thank God we do not have to look like what we have been through. Girl let your skin pop!
If you are looking to get your glow on, here is a quick fix to give dull skin a bright pretty glow:
Honey Citrus Face Mask
- Combine three tablespoons oforange juice with a quarter-cup of honey.
- Rub the mixture lightly over your face and then leave it on for 15 minutes.
- Rinse with lukewarm water and, as always and forever, follow with a moisturizer.
~ Marie Claire
- Have a long hot bubble bath
Give yourself a luxurious, long hot bubble bath. According to Town & Country, luxuriating in a long, hot bath has medicinal benefits. Baths can elevate your mood, help you sleep better, help relieve muscle pain, make your heart healthy, soothe irritated skin, relieve cold and flu symptoms and burn calories.
Ok ladies, it’s bath time!
For a perfect luxurious long bath time session, you will need plenty of aromatic and soothing ingredients. Including bath salts.
Here is how you can make your own bath salts.
You will need:
- Coarse sea salt
- Epsom salts
- Baking soda
- Essential oils
- Food colouring
- In a large bowl, mix to combine: 6 parts coarse sea salt; 3 parts Epsom salts, to soothe tired muscles and reduce inflammation; and 1-part baking soda, to soften waters and alleviate skin irritation.
- Add a few drops of essential oils and combine.
- Add a few drops of food colouring, until you achieve the desired shade. If you intend to present the bath salts as gifts, be sure to store them in a stoppered and labelled container (using our printable labels) to keep out moisture.
Take this time to give yourself what you want. Look after your mind, your body and your soul. A Butterfly Twists woman is not afraid of giving herself the love, care and attention she knows she deserves.
Switch your many hats for one big crown and be the queen you know you are.